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Meaning of PLOT

Pronunciation:  plât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
  2. [n]  the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
  3. [n]  a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
  4. [n]  a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
  5. [v]  plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow fo the government"
  6. [v]  make a plat of; "Plat the town"
  7. [v]  make a schematic or technical drawing of; make a diagram of
 

PLOT is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: diagram, patch, plat, plot of ground, secret plan
 
 See Also: action, bed, cabal, cabal, chart, complot, conjure, connive, conspiracy, conspire, counterplot, counterplot, draw, garden, graph, intrigue, intrigue, machinate, machination, map, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, plan, plot line, scheme, scheme, story, storyline, strategy, tract

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Plot\, n. [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. {Plat} a
    piece of ground.]
    1. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
       --Shak.
    
    2. A plantation laid out. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
    
    3. (Surv.) A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc.,
       drawn to a scale.
    
    
  2. \Plot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plotted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Plotting}.]
    To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on
    a plan; to delineate.
    
          This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now
          standeth.                                --Carew.
    
    
  3. \Plot\, n. [Abbrev. from complot.]
    1. Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a
       complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some
       purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a
       conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.
    
             I have overheard a plot of death.     --Shak.
    
             O, think what anxious moments pass between The birth
             of plots and their last fatal periods! --Addison.
    
    2. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any
       stratagem or conspiracy. [Obs.]
    
             And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced
             commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had
             any plot in the divorce.              --Milton.
    
    3. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or
       intrigue. [Obs.] ``A man of much plot.'' --Denham.
    
    4. A plan; a purpose. ``No other plot in their religion but
       serve God and save their souls.'' --Jer. Taylor.
    
    5. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem,
       comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually
       unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
    
             If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as
             springs from the subject, then the winding up of the
             plot must be a probable consequence of all that went
             before.                               --Pope.
    
    Syn: Intrigue; stratagem; conspiracy; cabal; combination;
         contrivance.
    
    
    
    
  4. \Plot\ (pl[o^]t), v. i.
    1. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially
       against a government or those who administer it; to
       conspire. --Shak.
    
             The wicked plotteth against the just. --Ps. xxxvii.
                                                   12.
    
    2. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
    
             The prince did plot to be secretly gone. --Sir H.
                                                   Wotton.
    
    
  5. \Plot\, v. t.
    To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
    ``Plotting an unprofitable crime.'' --Dryden. ``Plotting now
    the fall of others.'' --Milton
    
    
 
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